English for Finance is a specialized online course which consists of online lessons, each representing one completed unit, and continuously covering a particular financial topic in a simple, interesting and useful way adjusted to multimedia and online formats.
Bundle up your English vocabulary skills with this set of 4 courses covering topics on understanding standard financial documents and financial stability, managing personal finances and tracking market activity.
English for Finance programme ensures consistent and standardized online learning. The scope, the content and the duration of the lessons are suited to the modern way of learning. The advantage of the program is the multimedia learning (audio, video) of business skills and English vocabulary, accompanied by Croatian language equivalents. Users then practice the learnt content through interesting, interactive, multimedia exercises. At the end of each lesson, users receive a learning feedback by testing their knowledge.
Contents of the bundle:
Standard Financial Documents
Learn how to talk about standard financial documents, also known as financial statements, which are used for reporting financial information about a business, in a standardized format.
Standard financial documents include:
- a balance sheet,
- a profit & loss account
- and a cash flow statement.
Just like any goal, getting your finances stable and becoming financially successful requires good understanding of how financial stability works.
Getting your finances stable and becoming financially successful requires basic understanding of:
- Credit Rating
- and Debt Forgiveness
If you are tired of being stressed out about money all the time, you need to get hold of your personal finances.
Get started right now by taking these lessons:
- Managing Personal Finances
- Plastic Money
- Online Banking
- Raising Finances for Startups
Market activity offers the basics on how to interpret important business and financial reports and how to use the information they offer. The information refers to economic indicators, gross domestic product, inflation, interest rates and various trends and changes in the economy.
The course consists of these lessons:
- Economic Indicators
- Describing Trends
B1 – B2
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Standard Financial Documents
Balance sheet is one of the major financial statements used by accountants and business owners. Whether you are new to the world of finances or you are already familiar with the subject, take the opportunity to learn new expressions and discuss balance sheets in English with ease.
Learn what assets and liabilities are, understand the difference between various types of assets and liabilities, and be able to talk about it not only in English, but in Croatian as well.
In case you are interested in a company’s profitability, profit & loss account will give you the answers you need. If, on the other hand, you are considering investing your money in shares, profit and loss account is also one of the valuable sources.
In order to be able to talk about profit & loss account in English, take this lesson to learn about revenues and expenses and understand the difference between the four measures of profitability.
Have you ever wondered why cash flow is called that way and whether it has something to do with liquidity and actual flow?
The cash flow statement identifies the cash that is flowing in and out of a company. Learn all about it in this lesson by understanding the basic principles of cash flow statements, how and why they are prepared and what their role as one of the main financial statements is.
Whether you want a loan to buy a car, pay for school, buy real-estate or something else, banks often offer to help you find the loan that’s perfect for you.
Very convenient, right? Well, when you borrow money, it’s important to know how loans work. With a better understanding of loans, you can make better decisions about debt and understand how to avoid it. Learn how loans work and how to talk about your experience and opinions about loans in English.
Credit rating is an evaluation made by a credit rating agency of the debtor’s ability to pay back the debt and the likelihood of default. Why should it matter to you? Well, your credit rating is basically the same as your credit score. It essentially tells lenders how risky it is to lend you money. Your credit score is a numerical expression that banks use to determine whether you qualify for credit – and if so, how much interest they’ll charge you.
Since it can be useful to know how to talk about this topic, learn about credit rating and credit worthiness, types of bonds and what the main credit reference agencies are.
If you are deciding if bankruptcy is right for you or your company, the first step is to learn about bankruptcy.
In this lesson you will learn what bankruptcy is, the difference between bankruptcy, insolvency and liquidation, how bankruptcy proceedings work, what are the pros and cons of declaring bankruptcy and how to talk about your personal experience using key expressions.
To communicate with your audit peers and supervisors, you must know key auditing phrases.
Knowing these buzzwords is also helpful if you’re a business owner so that you can understand the situation and talk about financial reporting and auditing process in English with ease.
Debt forgiveness is a process of writing off all or a portion of a borrower’s debt. It is done because a big debt does not only present a problem for the indebted party but also for the creditor.
Learn how to talk about the positive and the negative sides of debt forgiveness, why it is viewed as the best way to relieve certain financial difficulties and use the expressions in the lesson to discuss debt forgiveness in English.
We will not offer a magic formula or just one easy trick that would guarantee you never had to worry about money again – instead, find in this lesson the steps for managing personal finances and follow them consistently.
Take this lesson to find out more about this topic and learn the expressions to talk about managing personal finances.
Plastic money is a colloquial term for credit and debit cards used in place of money. It has already totally altered the way the world does business and today, these cards have become truly universal in scope. The convenience of handing over a card as opposed to carrying cash has appealed to millions of consumers, especially when large purchases are involved.
Learn key expressions and use them to talk about your personal experience with various types of plastic money.
Online banking has become so mainstream that it’s difficult to remember a time when offline banking was all there was.
In this lesson, you will learn about the pros and cons of online banking and you will be able to talk about it not only in English, but in Croatian as well. Take advantage of all the benefits that online banking can offer and be aware of its drawbacks.
If you are lucky, you may never have to make a claim against your insurance. However, when bad things do happen and you are involved in an unexpected accident or other loss that is covered by your insurance policy, you can make a claim with your insurer.
In this lesson, you will learn about insurance and the role it plays in recovering when things go wrong. You will acquire the key expressions to talk about your personal experience with insurance.
Starting your own business has always been your dream? And wouldn’t you agree that it can be quite overwhelming to evaluate one’s options for raising finances? There are actually a number of crucial questions to be answered before starting the process.
This lesson will provide you with necessary information about raising finances for startups and you will learn the key expressions that can be used when talking about it in English.
In order to get an accurate picture of the economy, it is important to consider a variety of economic indicators that touch on all sorts of segments of culture and society.
In order to be able to talk about economic indicators using the key expressions in this lesson, learn the basics on how to interpret important business and financial reports and how to use the information they offer.
GDP is arguably the most important of all economic statistics as it attempts to capture the state of the economy in one number.
Learn more about GDP in this lesson – its definition, methods of calculation, its pros & cons, and why it matters. The key expressions in English are presented along with their Croatian equivalents, giving you the ability to understand and talk about GDP related to our economic situation.
Have you ever wondered why things seem to cost more now than they did a year ago? Then you need to get familiar with inflation and interest rates.
Take this lesson to find out more about this topic and learn the expressions to talk about the causes and the effects of inflation.
Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, is quoted as saying “change is the only constant in life.”
Everyday changes such as fluctuations in gas prices, level of unemployment, company performance, profits, sales, market share, productivity and many other things are called trends.
This lesson will provide you with the key expressions for describing trends in your business and everyday life.